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Structural Marine Designer

  • Sector: Offshore Wind
  • Location: Rhode Island
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/10/2020
  • Duration: 6 months to hire
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Job Title: Structural Marine Designer
Location: Rhode Island
Job Type: 3-6 month contract, which can convert to direct hire depending on performance
Pay Rate: $50-$54 per/hr
Note: Work week is 52 hours and majority of staff are working 60-hour weeks.
**OT is time-and-a-half over 40 hours

Reports to

Engineering Manager

Summary Statement

Will perform this role in a shipyard on the Northeast Coast. Must be computer literate and skilled in Auto-CAD 3D. They must have the ability to understand ABS/Coast Guard rules and regulations. He/she must comply with all safety procedures and guidelines and comply with all company issued policies, procedures, rules and regulations. He/she must also have excellent work ethics including excellent attendance, punctuality and the desire to complete designated work in a timely fashion.


 Review and revise structural drawings from the design company to ensure they are both accurate and reflect the yard standards.
 Review/check 3D models of ship modules as provided by lofting company
 Ensure constructability with shipyard capabilities
 Ensure accuracy in accordance with construction drawings
 Verify and modify build strategy as needed
 Communicate with design and lofting company according to developed production schedule.
 Address all change requested from ABS and Coast Guard and work with the owner representative on current issues and change proposals.
 Make and verify all work packages issued to production.
 These packages consist of assembly and build stage drawings, structural shape cut sheets, NC cut sheets and material requirement order sheets. This also includes ensuring that no parts are duplicated or missing.
 Download, update and develop nesting programs for production modules.
 Work with lead men and supervisors to solve discrepancies that arise in the fabrication.
 Design jigs, fixtures and templates for various aspects of the production and maintenance.
 Develop and implement process improvement ideas

Required Education/Experience:

 Requires Engineering Degree OR course studies with previous experience.
 5-10 years of experience and have a working knowledge of the fabrication and assembly of steel hull vessels.
 Must be proficient in the use of AutoCAD.

Software Required to Perform Duties

 AutoCAD 2018 - Used to verify 3D models from lofting company
 Navisworks Freedom - Used for model interference checking
 Microsoft Office - Used for various tasks
 Ship Constructor 2018 (Not currently used) - Intended for future use

Physical Demands

 The employee must have correctable vision to 20/40, however contact lenses are not permitted in certain production area positions.
 The employee must pass the Ishihara test for color blindness and have the ability to read and understand safety symbols and colors, (i.e. red, yellow, green, etc.).
 The employee must be able to stand, sit, walk, squat, kneel, stoop, or climb stairs or a ladder.
 The employee must be able to carry tools and or equipment to their designated work area. They could include but are not limited to the tools associated with their trade, or others as designated by their responsibilities. The approximate weight could be as much as 75 pounds.

Work Demands

 The employee is required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to respirator, hardhat, face shield, safety goggles, safety shoes (steel toe), safety harness, gloves or other protective clothing as determined by client Job Hazard Analysis.
 The employee must report all accidents or injuries to their supervisor and the Environmental Safety and Health Department.
 The employee must report to their supervisor any and all damages to equipment, or broken and misused tools.
 The employee may be working in several different areas and environments; this includes work inside and outside of buildings or structures.
 The employee needs to work at a pace consistent with meeting company deadlines.

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